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Ghislaine Maxwell Faces 30 Years for Selling Kids as Ross Ulbricht Serves 2 LIFE Sentences...

•, By Matt Agorist

Today in Manhattan federal court Ghislaine Maxwell will learn her fate and see how much of the rest of her life she will spend in prison. 

Prosecutors for the Southern District of New York are pushing U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan to lock up Maxwell for 30 to 55 years, calling her crimes "monstrous" and saying she played an "instrumental role in the horrific sexual abuse of multiple young teenage girls."

However, Nathan has already quietly decided to reduce her sentence by ten years. In April, Nathan knocked ten years off of Maxwell's maximum sentence and upgraded her living conditions in the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn, New York. The judge agreed with the defense that three of the five guilty charges against Maxwell were similar and in turn reduced her sentence.

Victims of Maxwell, Annie Farmer, Virginia Giuffre, Elizabeth Stein, Sarah Ransome, Teresa Helm and "Kate," who has used the pseudonym to identify herself, have filed victim impact statements asking Nathan to consider their suffering when sentencing Maxwell.

According to reports, Ransome said that the half of a year she spent treated as a "sex toy" by Maxwell and Epstein spurred her to attempt suicide twice. Graphic photos of her taken inside a hospital room after those attempts were included in the filing.